Today's Word "approbation"

Praise or commendation on

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approbation \ap-ruh-BAY-shuhn\ (noun) - 1 : The act of approving; formal or official approval. 2 : Praise; commendation.

"The candidate's speech struck a responsive chord among the crowd of well-wishers and won him much approbation."


Approbation is from Latin approbatio, from approbare, "to approve or cause to be approved," from ap- (for ad-), used intensively + probare, "to make or find good," from probus, "good, excellent, fine."




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